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Weaponry of Five Forks Lecture

When: Sun., Jan. 14, 2 p.m. 2018
In late March of 1865, Union troops were determined to break the Siege of Petersburg. In order to succeed, the Northerners had to gain control of the last two supply lines feeding both Confederate soldiers and citizens in the city. By April 1, 1865 only one line remained; the South Side Railroad. On that day, all that stood between Union General Philip Sheridan’s cavalry and General Gouvernor Warren’s V Corps, were 9,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of General George Pickett. The events of April 1 would help to determine the fate of the Confederacy.

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